Bach + Mantione: Idea
Mantione: Just had a thought about our collaboration. I was impressed with your performance quite a bit and it occurred me that since you’re taking loud sounds and taking them way down in volume, it would be a nice contrast to record very soft sounds and exaggerate their volume. To borrow yet another Cagean concept (from the directions for Atlas Eclipticalis) where he suggested that loud sounds be played short and soft sounds be played long, I would focus on short bursts of timbre based on recorded samples while you do your thing. Sort of a blanket of sound periodically pierced and divided by points of focused aural saturation. Of course we would need to secure a location and I still like the idea of capturing the sounds in the same space prior to the performance.